With the holiday season winding down and year’s end fast approaching, I know you’re busy. So I’ll be quick.

As an STM board member, I want to take just a moment to say how grateful we are for your friendship with Second Table Ministries. We wish you and those near and dear God’s richest blessing in the new year ahead.

Because I believe you care deeply about the lives that are being transformed through this work and the Christian service and witness of our partners, I want to report briefly on some of what STM has accomplished in 2012.

Of course, this impact would not have been possible without your prayers and financial support:

– The new church/community center is nearing completion in
Heilbron church
Heilbron Church/Community Center
–  The Klipkop church/community center is not far behind.
Klipkop building
Klipkop Church/Community Center
We expect that soon these two new centers will be bustling with
worship and service as is now happening at Evaton Noord,
Maranatha, and Aliwal North.

– And, finally, among other things, we’ve helped launch a youth
scholarship program at Maranatha, and expanded the child care and
children’s meal facilities in Aliwal North.
Completion of the two centers and lots of wonderful new opportunities are before us, as well. We hope to take advantage of a number of these in the coming months. We’ll continue to provide timely updates on what’s being accomplished.As you might imagine, this is a critical time for raising support. We need many generous late-December gifts to finish the year strongly and reach even more people in South Africa.

If you can help now – or by midnight Monday, December 31, at the latest – a special year-end gift match will DOUBLE your gift dollar for dollar.

Thank you so much for your friendship with STM – and Happy New Year!

Craig Torstenbo